F3 Knoxville

Rockin’ Dora and Cardiac Attack

THE SCENE: Mostly cloudy, 73 degrees, 90% humidityTo

(25) 4 ct. SSH; Baby arm circles forward; backers; (10) 4ct. plank jacks; lunge stretch


  • Mosey to base of Everest
  • (1) sprint up Everest to rock pile
  • Selected rock and partner for Rockin’ Doras
  • Partner 1: Run west along road, with rock, to first tree and back
  • Partner 2: Curls (up to 200); Squats with rock (up to 200); BBS or flutter kicks (4 ct.), rock optional (200)
  • Mosey cross country to base of Cardiac Hill
  • (5) 4 ct. American Hammers; Bernie Sanders to first bend; (5) 4 ct. Hello Dollies; bear crawl to next bend; (5) squat jumps; sprint to benches; (5) tricep dips;
  • Rinse and repeat, add (5) to each exercise

Ab work, 2 rounds ending with 4 ct. flutter kicks.

II Timothy 1:7 – This is my Father’s favorite verse, and I had not really connected with it. I never felt that I approached life with timidity or fear. I termed it as humility. But, there is a fine line between timidity and humility.  To my shame, I have been doing F3 for a year and a half, and this is my VQ.  To be a real HIM, we need to approach life boldly. We need to lead when we are called to lead and not be timid. We also need to remember that God gives us power, but also love and self discipline.

BIZ NAS time

THE SCENE: Asylum, moist and delicious

SSHx20, cherry Pickersx5, donkey kicks x5

Mosey to the paver parking lot.

8 stations, start with reps of 15 each exercise. After each lap remove one rep. Audible: substrat 2 reps. Go till Tank says stop

  • Low Squat Jumps
  • Merkins
  • Lunges
  • Inch worms
  • Rocketttes
  • Shoulder Tap merkins
  • Side lunges with a hop
  • dry docks

mosey to da playground…ya know

box jump burpees for 1min, 10 sec rest, incline merkins 1 min, 10 sec rest, dips 1 min. Repeat

mosey to AO

Flutter kicks x25 and slutter kicks x15

24 In attendance
White lies, although we think that they are not harmful, they dissolve trust with others including our coworkers, friends and spouses. Challenging the PAX to cut out the white lies and be honest in all that we do.
Apparently I didn’t get the message about it being a casual dress code today. 🙁
Prayers for cheatsheet and his daughter, and friends struggling with chemical dependency.

3 Parking Lot Circus

70 and light rain


Welcome & Disclaimer


– SSH x30 (IC)
– Tempo Squats x15 (IC)
– Windmill Merkins x10 (IC)
– Diagonal Lunges x10 each leg (IC)
– Arm Circles Forward x15 (IC)
– Arm Circles Backward x15 (IC)


Hill Runs + Tabata
Two Rounds of Tabata (8 sets of exercise, 20 sec on 10 sec off):

  • Rd 1: Jump Squat Jumps
  • Rd 2: Wide Merkins

After each round, run to the top of the hill and do 3 burpees.

Mosey to the new parking lot.  Once there, partner up.


One person performs the routine while the other jump ropes, then switch.

Run to far cone, perform x20 reps.  Run back to first cone, perform x15 reps.  Run to the second farthest cone and perform x10 reps.  Run back to first cone perform x5 reps.

Perform 2 rounds of each of the following exercises:

  • Dry Docks
  • Frog Squats

Flutter Kick until all PAX finish.

Mosey to parking lot at bottom of the hill.


Partner up with new Battle Buddy.

1st Battle Buddy lunges to the first cone, then sprints to second cone, does 2 reps of the exercise while Battle Buddy 2 is jumping air rope.  Switch. Each round increase by 2 reps until each man does a total of 10 reps.  Two rounds:

  • Rd 1 = Diamond Merkins
  • Rd 2 = Tuck Jumps


American Hammers (4ct) – x20 IC
4ct Flutter Kicks – 20x IC
Rinse and repeat

Mosey back to the SP, run hard up the hill!


Number off and Name-O-Rama (18 PAX)


Proverbs 11:25 – Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

This Proverb is a simple reminder that joy and sense of significance comes from giving, not taking.  The world around us pushes us to live as consumers.  Always taking, looking for the next thing that is going to bring happiness.  The problem is that is not how life is meant to be lived.  True joy comes from living with a sense of purpose, and the highest purpose is the welfare of others.  HIMs seek inject purpose in all they do, wherever they go.  Today, keep your heart and mind open for those places where you can bring life.


Submitted by Cap’n Crunch

Putting in the Miles

THE SCENE:  A little humid but beautiful



  • SSH IC x 20
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 10
  • Merkins IC x 10
  • Tempo Squat IC x 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (front/back) IC x 13


Simple circuit with 4 stations – 1 exercise at each station. 1st lap = 10 reps of each exercise, 2nd lap = 9, 3rd lap = 8, and so on. Complete the reps at each station, run to the next station, and continue until recovery.

  • Station 1 = Next to the light pole on the grinder; Exercise = Big Boy Sit Ups
  • Station 2 = Top of Little Baby Hill; Exercise = Merkins
  • Station 3 = Covered structure over there near the Chapel; Exercise = Jump Squats
  • Station 4 = Playground; Exercise = Burpee Box Jumps


Some Flutter Kicks, SSH’s, American Hammers, and Plank to finish up


40 strong this morning, including 1 FNG; welcome Bratwurst


From Four Pillars of a Man’s Heart by Stu Weber:

“Any servant-king who thinks he doesn’t need help is deceiving himself. We do need help, truckloads of it. Remember, it was God who said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone.’ But unless the burden of ultimate leadership falls on the man, then a man’s wife and even his children are not sure what role he is playing and how to support and help him. However, when the servant-king is clearly on his throne of accountability and responsibility, then those around him can better determine how to serve his need to be and function as God designed. But when he is on the throne, then off the throne, on and off, leading and then not leading, it becomes almost impossible for those around him to know how to help him.”



THE SCENE: Sunny and nice, high 60’s to low 70’s

20 Side-Straddle Hops, 10 Burpees, 10 Windmills, 10 Rockettes, 10 Cherry Pickers
Mosey to Playground.  All my benches.  We will do elevens starting with 10 bench jumps and 1 decline merkin, working our way to 1 bench jump and 10 decline merkins.

Mosey to Pavillion.  We will do elevens starting with 10 picnic table pull-ups and 1 bench lift working our way to 1 picnic table pull-up and 10 bench lifts.  Afterward, we will do a 60 second squat with backs on wall.

Mosey on roadway south until it starts heading west.  We will stop to do 20 American Hammers.

Mosey to area close to stop sign as round heads west.  20 Box Cutters.

Mosey on roadway to front of Admin Bldg.  Stop at Cone 1 which is in front of sidewalk going to stairs of admin bldg.  We will be running clockwise on roadway going around admin bldg, stopping at each cone to do the listed exercises that will be written be each cone.

  • Cone 1 (located by sidewalk to Admin Bldg):  Deon Sanders to flagpole and sprint back, staying on right sidewalk going and left sidewalk coming back.
  • Cone 2 (located on inlet by road as it heads west on south side of admin bldg):  20 Carolina DryDocks
  • Cone 3 (located at boulder pile):  Pick up appropriate size boulder and do 20 overhead presses, 20 curls 20 rows and 20 squats.
  • Cone 4 (located past parking lot and on west side of admin bldg.)  Hop to Cone 5.
  • Cone 5 (located about 25 yards past Cone 4):  Bear Crawl to Cone 6.
  • Cone 6 (located about 25 yards past Cone 5):  20 Star Jumps
  • Cone 7 (located near stop sign on northeast side of Admin Bldg):  20 Hello Dollies
  • Cone 8 (located on right of roadway as it heads past Admin Bldg.  20 Dive Bombers
  • Cone 9 (located opposite of second set of stairs to left of roadway that is east of admin bldg):  Run up and down stairs three times.

Rinse and repeat after completing the nine cones.

Mosey to AO.

20 Pickle Pounders, Boat Canoe
16 men.  We had Honcho from the Johnson City AO join us.  We also had an FNG, friend of Punch List named Nate Moore.  He is an attorney and we gave him the F3 name of Jail Bait.
We are made in God’s image.  The Bible says it.  If this is true, there is greatness within us.  We are created to do powerful things, wonderful things.

We usually don’t think that way.  We often think of ourselves as poorly made creatures who need to be molded into something completely new.  Kathleen Norris states in her book, Cloister Walk “These days when someone commits an atrocity, we tend to sigh and say, “That’s human nature”  And certainly, we humans are sinners.  But as Norris remarks, “our attitude would seem wrong-headed to the desert monks, who understood human beings to be part of the creation that God called good, special in that they were made in the image of God. . . This is why Gregory of Nyssa speaks so often of ‘returning to the grace of that image which was established in you from the beginning”

We usually seek God outside of ourselves.  This can be when we go to church, when we take a nature walk, when we read the Bible, when we see God reflected in our fellow humans.  But, because we are made in God’s image, we are also capable of seeing God within ourselves.  As Bob Benson says in his book, See You at the House, “I must listen to the voice that is within me.  For that voice, too, is the purposeful, calling voice of God to us.”

When in my twenties, I had difficulty listening to the voice of God within me.  I was in a career field that others had encouraged me into but I struggled with it and did not have a great love for it.  My heart, my soul, the voice of God within me, was telling me to try psychology, but it seemed impossible – I would have to leave a job and go back to school.  Yet, that voice kept calling to me and with the help of God’s voice through conversations with friends and those who loved me, I finally listened fully to God’s voice within me.  It has made all the difference to me.

I encourage you to start listening closely to the voice of God within you.  What is your heart saying to you?  Can you hear God’s voice within you?  Start listening to that voice for direction.  And in your prayers, listen to that voice within you.  Certainly, continue to listen to others and look outside of yourself for God’s directions to you.  But also listen within yourselves for God’s directions to you – because you are made in the image of God.

3rd F on Saturday, August 11.

Kickball tournament on Saturday, August 18.